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Course Description

Biology - BIOL 103

Health Education (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course explores health and wellness including the effects of stress, physical fitness, nutrition, body weight, substance abuse, infectious diseases and environmental factors. Other topics will include sexuality, cardiovascular health, cancer, chronic health conditions and how to make informed decisions related to health.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the multiple dimensions of health.
  • Explain the sources of stress and approaches to stress management.
  • Explain the components of physical fitness and the importance of exercise over the lifespan.
  • Determine the sources of nutrients and the necessity of a healthy diet.
  • Explore the relationship between healthy body weight and wellness.
  • Analyze the causes of substance abuse and addiction.
  • Explore the cardiovascular system and interventions for disease.
  • Characterize cancer and other chronic conditions.
  • Evaluate causes and transmission of infectious diseases.
  • Examine factors that influence sexuality, sexual behavior, and fertility.
  • Evaluate health information and health care providers.
  • Analyze the impact of environmental factors on health.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 103142465Health EducationOnline3Fruth K$12.000/31/1Closed 

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 103047721Health EducationOE/OE3Muse W$12.0017/31/0Open 
 103142462Health EducationOnline3Orick M$12.000/31/2Closed 
 103145401Health Education 3Lopez Diaz L$12.000/30/2ClosedF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 103246003Health Education 3Borst D$12.000/30/0ClosedW  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC690
 103246390Health Education 3Muse W$12.0014/30/0OpenT  07:00 PM-09:54 PM RC690

Spring; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 103122418Health EducationOnline3Gray S$12.003/31/0Open 
 103122467Health EducationOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.001/31/0Open 
 103226254Health Education 3O'Hagan D$12.0014/30/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC680

Summer; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 103132418Health EducationOnline3Butkevich N$12.000/31/0Closed